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CosmicPal
02-23-2011, 08:38 PM
My dearest fellow Planeteers, I need your lovin' support right now. Some of you may recall I lost my father to a stroke in July of 2009. Well, I just found out today that my dearest brother was murdered in his home last night by a phucking coward!!!!

I've wept like a child for a couple of hours after hearing the news, and even though I'm still in a state of shock, I'm so pissed at the coward who took my brother's life that I just don't know what to do. The news is still fresh in my mind and I'm literally shaking as I write this.

My brother didn't have to die. And since this is a criminal investigation, I'll refrain from providing what information I've heard about what happened. He leaves behind a gorgeous wife and two kids: my lovely niece, a junior in high school, and my nephew, a freshman in college.

The phone calls and texts have been pouring in and it helps. But the point of this message is to let the ones you love the most KNOW each and every day that they mean something to you. I thought this sort of shit only happened to others, but it just happened to me. It's real. And it phucking hurts! Send your love to everyone. Life is short. Life matters. You guys have been like family to me for these past few years and I love you all. Peace out.

milkman
02-23-2011, 08:41 PM
I can only begin to imagine the pain and anger you must be experiencing right now.

Just try to be strong for the the wife and children who will need all the moral support they can get at this tragic time.

Sorry for your loss.

Mizzou_8541
02-23-2011, 08:43 PM
Sorry for your loss. Prayers your way.

KC Tattoo
02-23-2011, 08:54 PM
Most deepest sympothy & prayers go out to you & your family. Stay strong and don't lose faith.


I had a good friend get murdered a few years ago & that was a sudden shock to the system. Makes you think about life and your loved ones. Supposively they cought the murderer, he was a cowered too. He killed my friend early morning as he opened the front door to leave his house. What's bad also is my friend was to testify to a crime he had witnessed, but they got him. Supposively the cops got the guy a year later.

He had a golden heart and was turning his life around at the time it happened. Greatly missed.

TrebMaxx
02-23-2011, 08:56 PM
Prayers to your family. I can't imagine how hard this is for you.

Sure-Oz
02-23-2011, 08:57 PM
Wow, im so sorry to hear.. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rain Man
02-23-2011, 09:01 PM
Gosh, that's a horrible thing to hear. Good luck to you and your brother's family.

CosmicPal
02-23-2011, 09:03 PM
I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and support.

This is the local video regarding my brother's murder. He was a diehard and devoted Chiefs fan too.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-body-found-in-douglas-county-home-20110223,0,496793.story

mnchiefsguy
02-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May God's peace comfort you.

keg in kc
02-23-2011, 09:09 PM
That's horrible. Condolences, Ken.

Lzen
02-23-2011, 09:11 PM
That's horrible. So sorry to hear this happened, Cosmic. Prayers for you and your family.

WV
02-23-2011, 09:14 PM
Sorry for your loss...tough one. Prayers coming.

Dave Lane
02-23-2011, 09:18 PM
Good thoughts for you man. Thats a really tough one.

WebGem
02-23-2011, 09:18 PM
Holy cow, dude.

I'm really, really sorry to hear that. That's about the most terrible thing this thread could have said when I opened it. I hope everything goes as well as possible from here on for you and your family.

threebag02
02-23-2011, 09:21 PM
Sorry and prayers to you and your family.

ReynardMuldrake
02-23-2011, 09:24 PM
Goddamn, that's horrifying to hear. What a senseless tragedy.

stlchiefs
02-23-2011, 09:29 PM
I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and support.

This is the local video regarding my brother's murder. He was a diehard and devoted Chiefs fan too.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-body-found-in-douglas-county-home-20110223,0,496793.story

Terrible news, prayers for you and your family. Your brother sounds like a great guy who was willing to help out his family in a time of need.

big nasty kcnut
02-23-2011, 09:30 PM
Sorry thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-23-2011, 09:30 PM
having lost my own brother last year, I can feel your pain. My thoughts are with you and if you need to talk, feel free to PM.

LiveSteam
02-23-2011, 09:33 PM
WOW. So sorry for your lose. My thoughts & prayers for your hole family.

dirk digler
02-23-2011, 09:40 PM
Very very sorry for your loss Cosmic. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

CosmicPal
02-23-2011, 09:54 PM
For my brother, who was a big Boss fan. May you get to hear all the sweet sounds of music wherever you are.

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luv
02-23-2011, 10:06 PM
I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and support.

This is the local video regarding my brother's murder. He was a diehard and devoted Chiefs fan too.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-body-found-in-douglas-county-home-20110223,0,496793.story

Wow. I hope they track down whoever did this. His poor wife. I assume the sister-in-law was her sister?

FAX
02-23-2011, 10:08 PM
Our prayers go out to you and your family, Mr. CosmicPal.

This is horrible news. I pray for strength for you. I lost my brother many years ago and I still think of him every day. All I can tell you is that the pain eventually subsides, yet the memories remain ... and they can be good memories ... the best memories.

Stay strong. If there's anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to let me know.

FAX

Phobia
02-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Incredibly sorry for your loss. That's an awful nightmare. I've done similar for my in-laws and we all take it for granted that you're gonna be safe. Good grief.

dirk digler
02-23-2011, 10:15 PM
Cosmic I hope you keep us updated when you can on what happens in your brothers case.

Phobia
02-23-2011, 10:20 PM
Wow. I hope they track down whoever did this. His poor wife. I assume the sister-in-law was her sister?

You should be on CSI: Miami

Frazod
02-23-2011, 10:22 PM
Very sorry to hear this. My condolences. I wish you and your family the best in dealing with this shit. And I hope they catch the guy and feed him feet first through a woodchipper.

luv
02-23-2011, 10:26 PM
You should be on CSI: Miami

My apologies for the stupid question. I was just surprised he didn't mention her.

Prayers for you, CosmicPal.

Buehler445
02-23-2011, 10:34 PM
Jesus Christ.

Condolences man. Be strong for the survivors.

PM me if there's anything I can do.

Gonzo
02-23-2011, 10:38 PM
Dude, I am so very sorry for your loss. I sincerely hope they catch whomever did this, (haven't watched the news vid yet) and they make him suffer terribly. Hang in there man and be strong.
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Al Bundy
02-23-2011, 10:55 PM
Damn that is weak, sorry for your loss CP.

rad
02-23-2011, 11:32 PM
That's just terrible. Hang in there.

CrazyPhuD
02-24-2011, 12:01 AM
Wow there are no words. :( Hang in there and here's hoping the catch the bastard who did it. Assuming he hasn't taken the coward way out and taken his own life.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-24-2011, 12:12 AM
Sometimes being an educated, deep thinking individual can be a curse. This is one of those times. I can't even begin to express to you how sorry I am. Sincerely. I don't know what I could possibly offer to help, but if there's anything, anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm just so sorry.

Joe Seahawk
02-24-2011, 01:19 AM
So very sorry cosmic, I can only hope for the best possible outcome for you and yours after this awful tragedy.. Best of luck and god bless..

Coach
02-24-2011, 03:09 AM
Jesus....

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

3rd&48ers
02-24-2011, 04:28 AM
Prayers your way

blaise
02-24-2011, 04:55 AM
I'm sorry for your loss, man.

bevischief
02-24-2011, 06:28 AM
Sorry for your loss. Prayers your way.

Hydrae
02-24-2011, 06:37 AM
Wow, there is nothing I can add to the previous posts. My condolences as well to one of the good guys around this place.

Chieficus
02-24-2011, 06:46 AM
That's awful, Ken... prayers for you and your family...

Bwana
02-24-2011, 06:49 AM
Wow, sorry to hear about this buddy. I'm very sorry about your loss.

Nzoner
02-24-2011, 07:08 AM
Ken,so very sorry for your loss,stay strong and hopefully this POS is caught sooner than later.Keep us updated and take care.

siberian khatru
02-24-2011, 07:15 AM
Nothing to say. Just prayers.

shakesthecat
02-24-2011, 07:29 AM
My sincere condolences

Otter
02-24-2011, 07:31 AM
Wow, hang in there man.

Old Dog
02-24-2011, 07:32 AM
Prayers and condolences to you and your family. Sometimes words just don't convey what we wish they could.

Omaha
02-24-2011, 07:40 AM
Wow. Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Sorry, man.

DaKCMan AP
02-24-2011, 07:44 AM
Ken,
My sincere and deepest condolences.

ROYC75
02-24-2011, 07:58 AM
My sincere condolences Ken, May God Bless you and the family during this difficult time.

Deberg_1990
02-24-2011, 08:01 AM
Wow, sorry for your loss Cosmic...I pray they catch the dude who did it.

Predarat
02-24-2011, 08:10 AM
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, hope the coward that did this suffers a slow, cruel, painful death.

CosmicPal
02-24-2011, 08:13 AM
Oh man, I don't know what to say. The outpouring of support from everyone is absolutely amazing.

Right now, I'm just so pissed about the senselessness of it all. I go from being in a state of shock to enduring the insurmountable pain in my heart to just being so mad at the coward/s who did this.

I have to go to the office today...I can't sit around and think about it.

Live life like you mean it! You never know when shit like this will happen to you. We're never prepared for it.

Much much love and appreciation to my fellow Planeteers in this trying time for me and my family. Thank you.

kepp
02-24-2011, 08:25 AM
Wow, I'm so sorry. That's horrible. Hopefully there will be some quick, swift justice here.

BCD
02-24-2011, 08:36 AM
Wow. So sorry for your loss. That loss is painful enough without having to deal with the anger of someone taking a family members life.

talastan
02-24-2011, 08:47 AM
Sorry for your loss friend. I hope they catch the criminal.

seclark
02-24-2011, 09:17 AM
thoughts & prayers for you and the family
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morphius
02-24-2011, 09:22 AM
Sorry for your families loss, they will be in my prayers.

Lonewolf Ed
02-24-2011, 09:34 AM
I've lost people to illness, age, and even a car wreck that killed my best friend when I was a kid, but never murder. I can't begin to imagine the anger and rage that must be on top of the grief. Whatever comfort there can be, I pray you find it. I also pray that one day, joy returns to your family.

kappa72202
02-24-2011, 09:51 AM
Sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you feel right now. I pray for your family and may you get some sort of peace as you deal with this.

Phobia
02-24-2011, 09:55 AM
I know it's awful for you but I can't imagine how your sis-in-law feels. She lost her husband, sister, and her kids daddy. Not that it's a contest but it really puts things in perspective. I'd hate to lose anybody but I really can't imagine losing my wife.

Bowser
02-24-2011, 11:08 AM
Absolutely tragic. Very sorry that you and your family have to deal with this.

Lono
02-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Prayers to you, your sister in law, and your whole family.

DeezNutz
02-24-2011, 12:24 PM
No words will do.

But you have my best thoughts and prayers.

Donger
02-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Wow, I was just reading about this on denverchannel.com. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May they catch the POS soon and may justice be served.

Dartgod
02-24-2011, 01:08 PM
I remember reading through your blog/journal a few years ago and feel like I know you pretty well. If I remember right, your brother accidently cracked you in the jaw with a golf club when you were younger, right? Anyway, you seemed to be pretty close and this has got to hurt bad. I can't even begin to imagine the feelings I would be having.

I don't know what words would even help, but I'll be sure to offer up a prayer for you and your family.

Radar Chief
02-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Wow! My deepest condolences for your loss.
And may the coward that hurt your family meet swift justice.

mikey23545
02-24-2011, 02:30 PM
My deepest, deepest condolences, Cosmic. I can't even wrap my head around such senseless tragedy. Try to find a way to be strong for your family as well as for yourself.

Extra Point
02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Nuthooks for the asshole who did this. I hope you're in the front row to see this fucker drool for the last time in his earthly life.

Dante84
02-24-2011, 05:17 PM
So sorry for your loss.... I can't even imagine. :(

Do they have a suspect? That news report made it sound like the sis-in law had issues with the ex?

I hope they catch him, whoever he is, soon so the healing can begin whenever it is ready.

Simply Red
02-24-2011, 06:32 PM
My dearest fellow Planeteers, I need your lovin' support right now. Some of you may recall I lost my father to a stroke in July of 2009. Well, I just found out today that my dearest brother was murdered in his home last night by a phucking coward!!!!

I've wept like a child for a couple of hours after hearing the news, and even though I'm still in a state of shock, I'm so pissed at the coward who took my brother's life that I just don't know what to do. The news is still fresh in my mind and I'm literally shaking as I write this.

My brother didn't have to die. And since this is a criminal investigation, I'll refrain from providing what information I've heard about what happened. He leaves behind a gorgeous wife and two kids: my lovely niece, a junior in high school, and my nephew, a freshman in college.

The phone calls and texts have been pouring in and it helps. But the point of this message is to let the ones you love the most KNOW each and every day that they mean something to you. I thought this sort of shit only happened to others, but it just happened to me. It's real. And it phucking hurts! Send your love to everyone. Life is short. Life matters. You guys have been like family to me for these past few years and I love you all. Peace out.

I'm so sorry Cosmic! Damn - I can't imagine this. I just now read this. Doors are open, always for you.

Simply Red
02-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Cosmic, I know you'll be gone a while - just don't forget us - you always can count on me for a friend - my inbox is always accepting of messages. Please let me know if you need someone just to talk to. And please come back to CP soon, we're all here for you. I think i speak for most everyone.

HemiEd
02-24-2011, 06:53 PM
I hurt for you friend, the most painful experience in my life was losing a brother. Life just isn't fair sometimes. So sorry for your loss and prayers headed your way.

Chiefs=Good
02-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Im so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you

cdcox
02-24-2011, 08:19 PM
So sorry to hear about this senseless tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Al Czervik
02-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Cosmic,

Prayers to you and your family....
I also pray that the sackless coward is prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law....

RJ
02-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Cosmic, so sorry to hear it. Without providing details, I have been through a similar ordeal. The hurt never goes away but it does lessen with time. Thoughts and prayers for your brother's wife and kids.

jAZ
02-24-2011, 09:05 PM
We all share warm thoughts in times or sadness... but I just can't find the words. I can't fathom what you are going through. I'm touched and sad. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I'm *so* sorry for you and your whole family. What a nightmare. You are in my thoughts... along with my own family and friends right now.

:(

vailpass
02-24-2011, 09:13 PM
Sorry Cosmic, sincerely. Not real sure what else to say here. Damn.

kregger
02-24-2011, 09:25 PM
Sorry to hear this. What a senseless tragedy. Thoughts and prayers to your family, his wife and children.

Fish
02-24-2011, 09:31 PM
So sorry to hear. Prayers to you and your family.

CosmicPal
02-24-2011, 09:39 PM
I remember reading through your blog/journal a few years ago and feel like I know you pretty well. If I remember right, your brother accidently cracked you in the jaw with a golf club when you were younger, right?

:LOL:

Thank you! I needed that. The first goddamn time I actually laughed since hearing of my brother's death. Bless you.

And for kicks, it wasn't the jaw, but just above my left eye. :p

CosmicPal
02-24-2011, 09:42 PM
Thank you all again so, so very much. If there is ever an example of why Chiefs fans are the absolute best fans in football- it is this.

I can't begin to thank you all enough. It means so much to me. And it makes me so very proud to be a part of this special group.

DaFace
02-24-2011, 09:45 PM
At this point, there's not much I can say that hasn't been said. You're in my thoughts, man.

ForeverChiefs58
02-24-2011, 10:06 PM
Wow. I can't even imagine what you and the family is going through, and I pray you heal from this tragedy. I don't really know you, but if you ever need a friend or someone to chat with please don't hesitate to reach out and ask as I would be there for you anytime.

CosmicPal
02-24-2011, 10:28 PM
I hope you don't mind my sharing this. I have to watch it. I have to share it. I know I should refrain from this, but friends send these to me in hopes of finding some resolve. For my Colorado Planeteers, please feel free to share any local news release on this. I need it.

http://www.kdvr.com/videobeta/c395b2d0-7b50-4035-a1ab-50798405730c/News/2-bodies-found-in-Douglas-County-home

And yes, that is indeed my brother's glorious home. I've been there so many times. Used to spend the night in the same guest room that my sister-in-law's sister-in-law was staying in when she was slain. (Her 6 year-old daughter was in the house as well and witness the whole thing. She ran out of the house toward safety.)

KC Tattoo
02-24-2011, 11:05 PM
For my brother, who was a big Boss fan. May you get to hear all the sweet sounds of music wherever you are.

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CrazyPhuD
02-25-2011, 12:45 AM
(Her 6 year-old daughter was in the house as well and witness the whole thing. She ran out of the house toward safety.)

It obviously seems most likely this is either the Ex or someone hired by the Ex. The fact that he would do this WITH his daughter in the house....wow...there's crazy and then there is batshit crazy. Stay strong!

SLAG
02-25-2011, 12:49 AM
Wow, what a tragedy...

Words can not describe...

I watch a lot of forensic files- sure its a tv show, but I really enjoy the fact that they are true stories, and they are stories just like this... if the police are not releasing information this could possibly be a good thing, all the combing and investigating can pay off, and I sure am hoping for you that it does in the end.

I'm so sorry.

Donger
02-25-2011, 07:16 AM
For my Colorado Planeteers, please feel free to share any local news release on this. I need it.

There's some information at this site that lists names and such, so I won't post the text, but here is the link:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26985365/detail.html

REDHOTGTO
02-25-2011, 08:19 AM
so sad cosmic, wish there was something else to say. such a needless tragedy, all our thoughts & prayers go to your family, take care.

Earthling
02-25-2011, 11:02 AM
What a tradgedy. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out.

ChiTown
02-25-2011, 11:17 AM
Thank you all again so, so very much. If there is ever an example of why Chiefs fans are the absolute best fans in football- it is this.

I can't begin to thank you all enough. It means so much to me. And it makes me so very proud to be a part of this special group.

CP

Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Just wow. Thoughts and prayers.....

Pat

stevieray
02-25-2011, 12:19 PM
Completely devastating news.

I'll pray for you and your family.

Detoxing
02-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Ah damn. That....fuck...

My best wishes go out to you and your family man. And I hope that POS gets what he deserves.

Gadzooks
02-25-2011, 04:57 PM
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time.

plbrdude
02-25-2011, 05:05 PM
so sorry to hear of this. will pray for God to comfort and strengthen you and your family.

teedubya
02-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Holy fucking shit. That is crazy... Sorry to hear this CosmicPal. Sending good vibes your families way.

Love indeed. This world needs more love, less war, more love, less greed... absolutely.

Much love to you, Cosmic

Mr. Flopnuts
02-25-2011, 05:44 PM
I hope that fucker is sodomized with a broken broom handle every day until he bleeds out.

KS Smitty
02-25-2011, 06:46 PM
Our love and support are yours Ken. This is such a screwed up deal I have no words other than be strong and remember good times. Prayers to you and yours.

KcFanInGA
02-25-2011, 07:41 PM
So sorry to hear about this man. Life is so hard sometimes, just know that you are not alone in your pain, even though it may seem like it at times. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

KcMizzou
02-25-2011, 07:43 PM
I've stayed away from this thread... because it's really, really hard to know what to say.

I'm sorry dude. Hang in there... as best you can. Huddle up with family. Help each other as best you can.

RedNFeisty
02-25-2011, 09:54 PM
Truly sorry for your horrific loss, Ken. You and your family will be in my prayers.

booger
02-26-2011, 04:49 AM
I don't know what to say. I'm sorry to hear this terrible tragic event has taken place in you and your family's lives. I will pray for the victims involved including the young girl who witness this senseless crime. Also my sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and your family, friends. Grieve and remember the good times together and lean on each other.

I don't know how i would react and handle myself in your situation. I don't know you but i want to just say i am proud of you for asking for prayers and openly discussing this as a way to help you cope. That takes courage and sometimes people don't express themselves and hide the pain and that only makes it worse. That's how i am.

Again, so very sorry to hear this. I know you and your family will be ok in time because of the strength and faith you show. God Bless!

Ebolapox
02-26-2011, 08:57 AM
oh holy crap... you have my sympathy, may the coward who did it get his nuts fed to him by bubba while being BuFu'd by 20 ron jeremies a night.

Ebolapox
02-26-2011, 08:57 AM
I've stayed away from this thread... because it's really, really hard to know what to say.

I'm sorry dude. Hang in there... as best you can. Huddle up with family. Help each other as best you can.

and yeah, This.

Halfcan
02-26-2011, 10:46 AM
Prayers you way!!

mlyonsd
02-26-2011, 11:24 AM
So sorry.

NewChief
02-26-2011, 11:45 AM
So sorry man. Prayers are with you.

CosmicPal
02-27-2011, 06:00 AM
GREAT NEWS!!!

We received word about 4am, that they have two men in custody!

I don't know all the details yet, and I will do what I can to get them, but as you can imagine, I am terribly busy at this time. So, maybe some others can post the news as it generates.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

I hope justice is served and I get to face these scumphucks myself!

Simply Red
02-27-2011, 08:26 AM
Cos - if i may ask; where'd he live?

Gracie Dean
02-27-2011, 10:08 AM
so sorry

Donger
02-27-2011, 10:23 AM
Cos - if i may ask; where'd he live?

Rural Castle Rock, CO. South of Denver.

spida_man23
02-27-2011, 10:32 AM
hey man this is pretty sad man.... i told god to make some good shit happen to you... hate to hear about shit like this

doomy3
02-27-2011, 10:57 AM
Oh man, Ken. Somehow I missed this, but prayers and good thoughts headed your way. I am so sorry to hear about this.

Simply Red
02-27-2011, 11:14 AM
man, this has really bothered me, I'm so sorry bro, again. Please let me know if you need anything.

Frankie
02-27-2011, 11:45 AM
WOW CosmicPal! Of all the threads seeking moral support that I have seen here over the years, this must be the most painful.

Man, I'm so sorry for this tragedy perpetrated on you and your family. I don't know how this must feel, but I know it feels unbearable. For what little we can do here I'm sorry. But know this: I have tears in my eyes as I type. We are all with you and your family in spirit.

Be strong.

Dallas Chief
02-27-2011, 06:07 PM
Prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. :(

May justice be swift and severe for the scumbags that perpetrated this horrific act... and may someone get medieval on them very soon.

Simply Red
02-27-2011, 06:37 PM
It's not even 'scumbag' it's monsters - I've thought about this on and off all day, I really feel horrible about it, it's just such a fucked up world. I can't comprehend murder.

Mr. Kotter
02-27-2011, 09:02 PM
So sorry, CP. Life sucks sometimes. Hang in there, sir. :(

Simply Red
02-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Cosmic has really been through it over the last -say- four yrs. or thereabouts. One thing I know about him is, he is tough as nails & always has been, even in his lows, ... Hang in there buddy.

Buck
02-28-2011, 01:23 AM
Sorry Cosmic, I hope that your family can heal quickly in times like these.

Sorry about your brother.

gblowfish
02-28-2011, 10:07 AM
Sorry to read about this trouble. Words never seem to be enough, but things will get better. Hang in there.

WebGem
02-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Great to hear there are two people in custody. Hopefully it's the right people and hopefully it's everyone who was involved.

Also hope you and your family are doing as well as you possibly can.

Donger
02-28-2011, 01:15 PM
Update, as requested:

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Four people have been arrested in the double-homicide case in Douglas County, including the husband of the woman who was found dead.

Amara Wells, 39 and Robert D. Rafferty Jr., 49, were found dead at 3 a.m. last Wednesday.

This past Saturday and Sunday four suspects were taken into custody and are being held in conjunction with the double homicide.

The four people who have been charged with first-degree murder are:

Christopher Wells, 49
Josiah Sher, 26,
Matthew Plake, 26,
Micah Woody, 29,

morphius
02-28-2011, 01:19 PM
Update, as requested:

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Four people have been arrested in the double-homicide case in Douglas County, including the husband of the woman who was found dead.

Amara Wells, 39 and Robert D. Rafferty Jr., 49, were found dead at 3 a.m. last Wednesday.

This past Saturday and Sunday four suspects were taken into custody and are being held in conjunction with the double homicide.

The four people who have been charged with first-degree murder are:

Christopher Wells, 49
Josiah Sher, 26,
Matthew Plake, 26,
Micah Woody, 29,
I figured the ex was involved, but damn, 3 other people helped the schmuck...

Donger
02-28-2011, 03:14 PM
More:

They are all being held without bond.

All live in El Paso County, although how they know each other is unclear. Woody and Sher are both in the military, and all four men are Facebook friends, 7NEWS has learned.

Investigators aren't saying what led to their arrests and their arrest affidavits have been sealed.

Authorities aren't releasing their mugshots because photo lineups are still being conducted.

The crime scene is still being investigated by crime lab and detectives will probably be there throughout Tuesday, Hanavan said.

Murder For Hire?

Christopher Wells and Amara Wells were in the midst of a contentious divorce, and Amara had a restraining order against her husband, according to court documents obtained by 7NEWS.

Christopher is accused of violating that restraining order on Jan. 21 and was arrested the day before the bodies were discovered. Wells was in custody on Wednesday morning when his daughter reported her mother's death.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Christopher Wells was in custody from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, until he was transferred to the Douglas County jail at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Amara Wells had received thousands of text messages from her husband over the course of several days, according to court documents. He also e-mailed her and in one e-mail, Christopher talked about paying Amara back for some of her clothing that he destroyed.

That e-mail included this warning: "As you know, ignoring me has and will always have a negative impact."

Amara told authorities back in September that Christopher had withdrawn nearly $164,000 from the bank and had quit his job, according to court documents. In one e-mail, Christopher told her he was going to file for bankruptcy on March 1.

When 7NEWS asked Douglas County Sheriff's Office if this was possibly a murder-for-hire case, Hanavan responded, "You know, right now we're conducting this as a double homicide investigation and the only information that we're at liberty to discuss is that it was a homicide and we are following through with every possible lead."

Christopher Wells Violated Multiple Restraining Orders

The coroner said Amara and Robert died as a result of "sharp force injuries." The medical term is used to describe stab wounds, incised wounds and chop wounds.

Robert owns the sprawling house at 2470 Marlin Way with his wife, Tamara (Tammy) Wells Rafferty, who was out of town working when the bodies were found. Tammy Wells Rafferty is Christopher Wells' sister.

Court records show Christopher had violated multiple restraining orders and Amara had feared for her life. She also feared what her husband would do to himself.

In January, Amara told a sheriff's detective that she had a code word with her family in case it was needed and that she had filled out a release with her therapist in case anything happened to her.

She told a detective she "was at the end of her rope and in a hole that she can't get out of."

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said this is still an active investigation and anyone who has additional information in the case is asked to call the tip line at 303-660-7579.

Hanavan said the sheriff's office may release more information as the investigation develops and may hold a news conference later in the week.

Phobia
02-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Obviously it is a murder for hire if the husband has been arrested and was in custody during the murders.

Lbedrock1
02-28-2011, 07:00 PM
May God bring peace to the hearts you and your family. My prayers go up for peace to you and for real justice to be served to who ever did this.

Frankie
02-28-2011, 08:19 PM
Am I confused or did Donger make CosmicPal's info public?

SLAG
02-28-2011, 08:25 PM
Am I confused or did Donger make CosmicPal's info public?

You're confused

WebGem
02-28-2011, 08:26 PM
Am I confused or did Donger make CosmicPal's info public?

Yeah, probably shoulda just posted the links to those articles and not the actual articles in the thread.

DaFace
02-28-2011, 08:34 PM
Yeah, probably shoulda just posted the links to those articles and not the actual articles in the thread.

What difference does that make? CP asked for people to post articles. Donger obliged. :shrug:

Frankie
02-28-2011, 08:36 PM
What difference does that make? CP asked for people to post articles. Donger obliged. :shrug:

I didn't catch that. My bad.

johnny961
02-28-2011, 11:12 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to your whole family.

Donger
03-01-2011, 10:22 AM
More:

Christopher Wells Violated Multiple Restraining Orders

The coroner said Amara and Robert died as a result of "sharp force injuries." The medical term is used to describe stab wounds, incised wounds and chop wounds.

Robert owns the sprawling house at 2470 Marlin Way with his wife, Tamara (Tammy) Wells Rafferty, who was out of town working when the bodies were found. Tammy Wells Rafferty is Christopher Wells' sister.

Court records show Christopher had violated multiple restraining orders and Amara had feared for her life. She also feared what her husband would do to himself.

In an arrest affidavit dated Aug. 12, 2010, Amara Wells told authorities:

# She believed Mr. Wells installed spyware on their computer to track all of her passwords.
# Mr. Wells hacked into her Facebook account, removing the block she had activated.
# Her father gave her a computer so Mr. Wells couldn't hack into it.
# Their life was perfect until Mr. Wells started using drugs.
# Everyone had tried to get him to go to rehab, but he refused.
# She was scared to death of him and couldn't believe this was happening to her.

In January, Amara told a sheriff's detective that she had a code word with her family in case it was needed and that she had filled out a release with her therapist in case anything happened to her.

She told a detective she "was at the end of her rope and in a hole that she can't get out of."

"It's very hard to believe this could happen between two people who years ago seemed in love," said Hitzemann.

Sher, Plake Have Criminal Record

According to court records, Sher was arrested in July 2005 for assault, domestic violence and harassment in Colorado Springs.

In 2008, he was arrested for drunken driving.

His latest arrest came in July 2010 when he was picked up for speeding, driving with a revoked license and being a habitual offender.

Court records also show Plake has been issued several citations for driving with a suspended license. He was also sued by a landlord trying to evict him from his apartment.

Sher In Army Reserve, Plake In Navy Uniform

Plake's Facebook page had a photograph of him in a Navy sailor uniform. The page said Plake studied to be a heating ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration technician last year at Intellitec College.

Sher is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. He appears in a green camouflage uniform holding an infant in a photo on his Hi5.com profile. He enlisted in 2002 and is a sergeant in the Reserve. Sher has been on active duty before but Fort Carson said none of the suspects are currently assigned to active duty out of the post.

Sher and a woman had a baby boy, according to a 2003 Colorado Springs Gazette birth announcement. His Facebook page said he was employed as a sales consultant at Rocky Mountain Auto Brokers in Colorado Springs.

Under college experience, Sher wrote on Facebook: "to (sic) much work."

Woody's Facebook page says he's married and offers this "philosophy" comment: "Being a pacifist between (sic) wars is like being a vegitarian (sic) between meals."

Woody also quotes John Adams: "We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections."

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said this is still an active investigation and anyone who has additional information in the case is asked to call the tip line at 303-660-7579.

Hanavan said the sheriff's office may release more information as the investigation develops and may hold a news conference later in the week.

FAX
03-01-2011, 10:37 AM
Update, as requested:

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Four people have been arrested in the double-homicide case in Douglas County, including the husband of the woman who was found dead.

Amara Wells, 39 and Robert D. Rafferty Jr., 49, were found dead at 3 a.m. last Wednesday.

This past Saturday and Sunday four suspects were taken into custody and are being held in conjunction with the double homicide.

The four people who have been charged with first-degree murder are:

Christopher Wells, 49
Josiah Sher, 26,
Matthew Plake, 26,
Micah Woody, 29,

Jesus, this is horrible. Unimaginable, really.

FAX

patteeu
03-02-2011, 07:18 AM
Really sorry to hear about this tragedy, Cosmic. Best wishes for you and all impacted by this senseless killing. It's fortunate that your sister-in-law and your niece and nephew were gone at the time.

DaFace
03-02-2011, 09:21 AM
It's been a week, so I'm going to go ahead and unstick the thread. However, please feel free to bump the thread with updates as more info becomes available. Best of luck for a speedy resolution, CP.

CosmicPal
03-07-2011, 09:23 PM
I am back home now.

It had been a very difficult and emotional week. The good news is that they've caught all the men involved. There is some additional good news, but unfortunately, I am not able to share that right now. (Our attorney discovered this online, therefore, I can no longer comment about the case.)

Again, I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I am to have such a strong relationship with my fellow Chiefs fans. You guys rock! Your concerns, prayers, sympathies, etc. do help. There will forever be an enormous hole in my life from now on, but you guys do help with the healing process.

After the funeral, I took some of my brother's lifelong friends to his favorite local bar. The bartender let us have the pool table for the rest of the night at no charge. Before we closed the bar, we all gathered for a group photo. One of the bartenders jumped up on the booth to snap a picture when a hot girl came out of nowhere, jumped in front of the cameraman and flashed her breasts! The entire place erupted in laughter. And the first thing to come to mind was that that had to have been the spirit of my brother. He was always a prankster. :thumb:

It was a great way to end a profoundly emotional day.

Thanks for all of your support. I will never forget this as long as I live. This thread meant a lot to me. You guys rock!

CosmicPal
02-23-2012, 09:21 AM
It is with a hard heart I bring this up, but it is a year to the date that this senseless tragedy occurred and it has been a very difficult day since I'd been whisked awake around 2:30AM. (Ironically, about the same time the murders of my brother and his sister-in-law occurred.)

The reason for this is that I've never forgotten the overwhelming support I've received from the Planet. You guys were paramount to my being strong and moving forward with the sort of zest required to make life happen. You guys were also a profound reminder that even when the world is at its darkest moment, there is a light in the world that is illuminated by the friends you make and keep.

And I thank you ALL for that.

You are ALL a testament to why the Chiefs are supported by some of the most remarkable and supportive fans in all of football.

I can't talk about the events until after the trials are over, but I can convey my love and gratitude for those who have supported me through this past year.

Thanks...
CosmicPal

Dave Lane
02-23-2012, 09:31 AM
Dude best wishes for a recovery and a life that would make your brother proud of you. Good luck in all you do and I'd love to see the update / sentencing for the monsters involved.

Hard for me to fathom such brutality in the world. Be strong.

BoneKrusher
02-23-2012, 09:37 AM
this was just terrible.
i wasn't around last year, just saw this thread and wanted to wish you a speedy recovery.

gblowfish
02-23-2012, 09:38 AM
Hang in there, Cosmic Dude...

SuperChief
02-23-2012, 09:58 AM
Be strong, friend. Time heals all wounds, as they say.

Dartgod
02-23-2012, 10:00 AM
I'm glad to see that you are coping with this as best as possible.

Has the trial for this started yet?

kepp
02-23-2012, 10:03 AM
I heard someone say recently that you never really get over things like this, but that you can learn to live, and cope, with them better. Here's to you & everyone involved being able to do that.

CosmicPal
02-23-2012, 10:03 AM
I'm glad to see that you are coping with this as best as possible.

Has the trial for this started yet?

Thanks...

They should start some time later this year. We should know in a couple of months.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Much, much, love.

Dartgod
02-23-2012, 10:14 AM
Thanks...

They should start some time later this year. We should know in a couple of months.

Great. I hope for a speedy trial and closure for you and your family.

KC Tattoo
02-23-2012, 10:40 AM
Continued prayers and thoughts & best wishes go out to you and your family. Even in this God can make a blessing out of it but it takes time & only God can heal your pain, but want you to find comfort that we at Chiefs Planet and others that love you are with you.

Phobia
02-23-2012, 11:21 AM
You're a quality person, Ken. There is no sense to be made. Don't even try. Be well.

Mr. Plow
02-23-2012, 11:27 AM
Prayers are with you man. Stay strong.

Predarat
02-23-2012, 11:27 AM
Hope those bastards get what they deserve. Stupid fucking cowards!

Frankie
02-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Wishing strength for you, happiness in heaven for your brother, and proper justice for all involved.

Iowanian
02-23-2012, 01:55 PM
One foot in front of the other.

CosmicPal
03-23-2012, 08:57 AM
Well folks, it's all over. Today is the first day of purifying freedom for me.

My brother's brother-in-law received TWO life sentences without the possibility of parole.

The coward who was hired to killed my brother, his wife, and their sister-in-law received TWO life sentences without the possibility of parole. (My brother's wife was on a business trip and wasn't home at the time.)

The reason we did not go for the death penalty, and believe me, we all wanted these cowards to die. But the reason is that there was a 6 year-old girl in the house at the time. She witnessed the brutal murders of her mother and her uncle (my brother.) She's already been traumatized enough and will likely have nightmares for a very long time. So we accepted their plea deals instead.

The driver got TWO sentences of 24 years each. I'm not happy about this at all. I feel like he should have received life- he is an accessory to this and knew what was going on in my brother's house and just sat there and watched. 48 years is nothing. The choice he made to drive a murderer an hour to my brother's house is a choice that cost him 48 years in prison. Should have been life in my opinion. I will be sure to show up at ALL of his parole hearings and make absolutely certain he never gets parole.

The guy who hired everyone and lied to the police got 48 years.

The two dumb chicks who helped to burn evidence and kept information from the police only received two years probation each. I'm very upset with this. I wanted a more severe punishment and some jail time. A lot of jail time. Like it or not, they were accessories to this crime.

One of them showed up at the plea hearing yesterday and the court threw her out. Yeah!

I presented the court my impact statements yesterday and I certainly didn't waver on what I wanted to convey to these cowards. It was a profound rant fueled with rage and the fact that these guys are already dead to me.

The judge was awesome. I have nothing but great respect for that judge and the comments he made and the judgments he handed down.

It's all over now. The clouds have parted. I feel free and purified now. Time to dance again.

cookster50
03-23-2012, 09:07 AM
Make pals with the baddy at their prisons, make sure they get the extra rough treatment from your new pals.

Rain Man
03-23-2012, 09:45 AM
I'm glad to see that justice has been served, cosmic, and we don't have to worry about those vermin on the streets any more.

While the two women who helped destroy evidence seemed to get off really easy, they'll get their just due in some other way. People who hang out with criminals eventually get burned, and it'll happen.

patteeu
03-23-2012, 09:57 AM
I'm glad to hear your ordeal is as over as it can be. What a horrible nightmare. :shake:

Simply Red
03-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Well folks, it's all over. Today is the first day of purifying freedom for me.

My brother's brother-in-law received TWO life sentences without the possibility of parole.

The coward who was hired to killed my brother, his wife, and their sister-in-law received TWO life sentences without the possibility of parole. (My brother's wife was on a business trip and wasn't home at the time.)

The reason we did not go for the death penalty, and believe me, we all wanted these cowards to die. But the reason is that there was a 6 year-old girl in the house at the time. She witnessed the brutal murders of her mother and her uncle (my brother.) She's already been traumatized enough and will likely have nightmares for a very long time. So we accepted their plea deals instead.

The driver got TWO sentences of 24 years each. I'm not happy about this at all. I feel like he should have received life- he is an accessory to this and knew what was going on in my brother's house and just sat there and watched. 48 years is nothing. The choice he made to drive a murderer an hour to my brother's house is a choice that cost him 48 years in prison. Should have been life in my opinion. I will be sure to show up at ALL of his parole hearings and make absolutely certain he never gets parole.

The guy who hired everyone and lied to the police got 48 years.

The two dumb chicks who helped to burn evidence and kept information from the police only received two years probation each. I'm very upset with this. I wanted a more severe punishment and some jail time. A lot of jail time. Like it or not, they were accessories to this crime.

One of them showed up at the plea hearing yesterday and the court threw her out. Yeah!

I presented the court my impact statements yesterday and I certainly didn't waver on what I wanted to convey to these cowards. It was a profound rant fueled with rage and the fact that these guys are already dead to me.

The judge was awesome. I have nothing but great respect for that judge and the comments he made and the judgments he handed down.

It's all over now. The clouds have parted. I feel free and purified now. Time to dance again.



Talk about a ITRL? moment. I'm glad you got as much closure, as possible.

Always here if you need anything.

Frankie
03-23-2012, 11:23 AM
I'm glad to see that justice has been served, cosmic, and we don't have to worry about those vermin on the streets any more.

While the two women who helped destroy evidence seemed to get off really easy, they'll get their just due in some other way. People who hang out with criminals eventually get burned, and it'll happen.

This.

ForeverChiefs58
03-23-2012, 01:33 PM
Well folks, it's all over. Today is the first day of purifying freedom for me.

My brother's brother-in-law received TWO life sentences without the possibility of parole.

The coward who was hired to killed my brother, his wife, and their sister-in-law received TWO life sentences without the possibility of parole. (My brother's wife was on a business trip and wasn't home at the time.)

The reason we did not go for the death penalty, and believe me, we all wanted these cowards to die. But the reason is that there was a 6 year-old girl in the house at the time. She witnessed the brutal murders of her mother and her uncle (my brother.) She's already been traumatized enough and will likely have nightmares for a very long time. So we accepted their plea deals instead.

The driver got TWO sentences of 24 years each. I'm not happy about this at all. I feel like he should have received life- he is an accessory to this and knew what was going on in my brother's house and just sat there and watched. 48 years is nothing. The choice he made to drive a murderer an hour to my brother's house is a choice that cost him 48 years in prison. Should have been life in my opinion. I will be sure to show up at ALL of his parole hearings and make absolutely certain he never gets parole.

The guy who hired everyone and lied to the police got 48 years.

The two dumb chicks who helped to burn evidence and kept information from the police only received two years probation each. I'm very upset with this. I wanted a more severe punishment and some jail time. A lot of jail time. Like it or not, they were accessories to this crime.

One of them showed up at the plea hearing yesterday and the court threw her out. Yeah!

I presented the court my impact statements yesterday and I certainly didn't waver on what I wanted to convey to these cowards. It was a profound rant fueled with rage and the fact that these guys are already dead to me.

The judge was awesome. I have nothing but great respect for that judge and the comments he made and the judgments he handed down.

It's all over now. The clouds have parted. I feel free and purified now. Time to dance again.

I can tell you this for certain, anyone would be proud of your positive attitude in dealing with such adversity. I know when reading through this thread your overall attitude while dealing with such tragedy moved me, and is inspirational in getting through such a very difficult frozen in time moment.

My family and I wish you the best and thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to help you heal and continue to be such a positive role model for others. Continue to be stong for your family and most importantly for yourself.

God Bless~

Iowanian
03-23-2012, 03:30 PM
Glad that part is over.


Now, I hope you and your family can honor your brother by getting back to living happy, fulfilling lives and appreciating the small things.

gblowfish
03-23-2012, 03:49 PM
I hope you can get some enjoyment out of just worrying about the Chiefs and their weekly soap opera, and not have to deal with any more real-life trauma for a long time.
Hope the road gets sunnier for you here on out.

BigRedChief
03-23-2012, 06:35 PM
I hope you can get some enjoyment out of just worrying about the Chiefs and their weekly soap opera, and not have to deal with any more real-life trauma for a long time.
Hope the road gets sunnier for you here on out.Comic Pal, I hope you become a regular at the Arrowhead South get togethers again now that you have some closure. :clap:

CosmicPal
03-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Comic Pal, I hope you become a regular at the Arrowhead South get togethers again now that you have some closure. :clap:

Will do, Doug.

I am not sure what it is, but I will say this- having that opportunity to address the court with my impact statements gave me the purifying release I needed.

Everything I ever wanted to say to those tools came gushing out- I held back nothing.

To me, I killed them all with my words. It felt liberating.

CosmicPal
03-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Now, I hope you and your family can honor your brother by getting back to living happy, fulfilling lives and appreciating the small things.

Absolutely. I plan on it.

CosmicPal
03-23-2012, 07:48 PM
I'm glad to see that justice has been served, cosmic, and we don't have to worry about those vermin on the streets any more.



Those vermins you speak of are pretty darn close to where you live.